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Tv chef Karen Martini provides her best recipes and how to videos from the Better Homes and Gardens TV show and magazine. Melbourne chef, restaurateur and food writer Karen Martini has been cooking professionally for more than 20 years. She trained at top restaurant Tansy’s in the early 1990s and has headed restaurant kitchens including the iconic Melbourne Wine Room, white-hot Icebergs Dining Room in Sydney and her current artisan pizza restaurant Mr Wolf (which she runs with husband Michael Sapountsis), winning countless chefs hats and other plaudits along the way. Karen Martini's recipes show her love of relaxed cooking with fresh, healthy, seasonal ingredients.
Every pub and club serves chicken schnitzel. It’s the classic Aussie dish. Karen shows you how to keep this meal fresh and interesting.
Karen drops in at the biggest Ram and Sheep show in Australia, Sheepvention at Hamilton. Inspired by the wonderful people and the stunning scenery this town has to offer in the foothills of the Grampians, Karen creates a stunning steak dish. This seared beef eye fillet with fresh sage butter sauce is the perfect entertainer’s dish!
I came up with this dish – a super quick and tasty version of spaghetti aglio e olio with lemon, spinach, breadcrumbs and a spike of chilli – when my fridge was empty. It now gets cooked even when it’s full.
In Italy these traditional biscuits are called cantuccini and are served with a glass of dessert wine to dip them in. Biscotti will store well in an airtight container for a couple of weeks, so if friends drop by you will always have something to hand. T he bitter almond essence is important for getting that authentic flavour and aroma but you can use almond or vanilla extract in its place.
Karen visits the spectacular Grampians National Park in Western Victoria where she is inspired to make a delicious chicken salad that is full of flavour and guaranteed to satisfy.
Karen shows Joh how to bring a quick easy and super tasty dinner to the table with a succulent steak paired with an Asian inspired sauce. You're guaranteed to lick your plate clean.
Wonderfully warming and a little bit wicked, this beautiful dessert serves 12, so it’s ideal for a friendly gathering on a chilly night.
Conjure up thoughts of Mediterranean holidays with this rustic tomato, herb and garlic based fish stew. Traditionally a catchall for fishermen's catch of the day the soup has become one of modern cuisine’s favourites. Just sit back and take all the praise when you serve this up at you next dinner party.
Who doesn’t like blueberries and what better way to experience their sweet flavours than with some delicious blueberry jelly. Forget the packet mix, Karen shows you how to prepare this tasty dessert in minutes and it’s a great one to get the kid’s involved in too!
With juicy oranges and fragrant lemons now in season, Karen is inspired to bake a deliciously sticky, sweet and sour citrus cake. An orange and poppy seed sponge, drizzled with syrup this is the stickiest and most indulgent take on a teatime classic.